At See Tickets, we love to champion up and coming artists, and listen to acts who we believe are destined for great things. You may have already seen our Artist Spotlight series, and read up on some excellent new artists. You might have even seen them live by now!
Let's take a look back on some of the artists that we've shone a spotlight on in the past. Where are they now? What have they achieved since? You never know, you might discover your new favourite artist.
Brighton based four piece Black Honey have had a sky rocketing career so far. In 2018 they shared a stage in Finsbury Park with Queens of the Stone Age and Royal Blood. In the same year, they released their debut album which impressively charted in the Top 40 upon release. A remarkable feat for an emerging rock band. The self-titled debut album was received well by music critics, with The Sunday Times claiming Black Honey as "The antidote to manufactured, wipe-clean pop".
In 2019, the band were NME magazine cover stars and embraced a summer of festival appearances around the UK and beyond, including Reading & Leeds Festival, Neverworld Festival and more.
Limerick's Whenyoung had seen a huge year when we last shone our spotlight on them at the beginning of 2019. The year previous had seen the release of their first EP 'Given Up' and the band supported distinguished indie acts, such as The Vaccines and Peace. Not only this, 2018 also saw them perform at major UK festivals, such as Latitude and Bestival.
In May last year, Whenyoung released their debut album 'Reasons to Dream' - a magnificent culmination of years of songwriting and honing their craft. Their work was selected by many publications in their end of year lists: an appreciation of their excellent debut release.
Rising R&B star and widely acknowledged 'one to watch' Mahalia has seen a spectacular few years. Since the age of 13, Mahalia has been on a path of domination in the music industry. It has been recognised far and wide. She topped YouTube's first ever Ones To Watch list in 2018, and appeared on similar lists from the likes of The Guardian and Line Of Best Fit. She's supported Jorja Smith and Anne-Marie on tour, and even sparked the attention of global superstar and mentor Ed Sheeran.
Most recently, Mahalia released her latest album 'Love and Compromise'. It charted at 28 in the UK Official Albums Chart and has been praised for its homage in sound to nostalgic R&B.
Folk singer-songwriter Aldous Harding - AKA Hannah Harding - is the daughter of acclaimed Folk singer Lorina Harding. She released her most recent album 'Designer' last April. She's won over audiences around the globe with her stunning live performance. Aldous Harding has performed at the likes of SXSW, Visions Festival, The Great Escape Festival, Latitude Festival and more in recent years.
Her latest album was heralded for her rich and timeless songwriting, which has been noted as "beautiful and unsettling" (The Guardian). We can't wait to see what she has to offer next.
Kate Nash celebrated the tenth anniversary of her debut album 'Made of Bricks' in 2018 but she's still finding her stride even today. A DIY artist for many years now, Nash continues to self-release music, self-fund her tours, and consistently challenge pop music norms. Her songwriting often tackles topics like mental health, feminism, and climate change.
In between writing music, touring, and activism, somehow Nash finds time to act. She currently portrays the character Rhonda Richardson on the hit Netflix show GLOW. Recently, Kate Nash made headlines in the music press. She covered Metallica's 'Enter Sandman' on the Penny Whistle while in self-isolation - legend.
Breaking out in 2014 with their grunge-tinged, lo-fi sound, Honeyblood - now the solo project of frontwoman Stina Tweedale - is certainly not short of punch and girl power. Honeyblood have amassed a broad catalogue of stage-mates since their breakthrough, as a support act. Most notably, in the form of Foo Fighters, Courtney Barnett, and Superfood, to name just a few.
Honeyblood's third album 'In Plain Sight' marked the start of the next phase of the Scottish indie project. Uncut hailed it as a "punky Caledonian take on US bubblegum pop". So stay tuned, as we're sure there's plenty more to come.
Lo-fi indie-pop group Far Caspian hail from Leeds and formed when members Joel and Alessio met at Leeds College of Music. Their second and latest EP ‘The Heights’ showcases hints of synth-pop, creating a deeply affecting sound which touches on themes of love and loss.
Last year, the band were out and about touring the UK for headlining and supporting shows. They also featured on the line-ups of Hit The North and Live at Leeds Festivals. Far Caspian firmly cemented themselves as a 2019 One To Watch, and an acclaimed emerging act. Earlier today, they dropped some demos for fans on Twitter. Something to keep you occupied!
Nashville-based singer, songwriter, actress and multi-instrumentalist Lennon Stella is known for her huge hits ‘La Di Da’, ‘Polaroid’, ‘Takeaway’ (ft Chainsmokers) and ‘Bad’. Lennon Stella has been involved in the music industry since the age of 12. She and her sister rose to popularity as the duo Lennon & Maisy and achieved huge viral popularity with 100 million+ views on YouTube with the song 'Call Your Girlfriend'.
Recently, Lennon Stella has shared the stage with Anne-Marie and supported The Chainsmokers and 5SOS. It's clear that Lennon Stella's career is on an upward trajectory. Give her a listen, and be a part of it for yourself.
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